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The Paris attacks: how does extreme violence challenge our categories of thinking?

7 December 2015
During the past fortnight acts of extreme violence in public places in Paris and Bamako have joined recent attacks in cities from  Ankara to Beirut and Baghdad. How are we to make sense of the violent events targeting civilians in the cities we inhabit and travel to?What are their effects, on societies, individuals, victims and perpetrators? How do they threaten, not only our lives, but also our habits of thought? How do our respective academic disciplines equip or fail us in the understanding of these events? How can/must  we think them anew? More...

Starts: Dec 7, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Baroness Catherine Ashton: Reflections on the challenges of foreign policy

8 December 2015
Join the UCL Global Governance Institute and the European Institute for a lecture by Baroness Ashton, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and First Vice President of the European Commission, from 2009 to 2014. She will reflect on the challenges of foreign policy.  More...

Starts: Dec 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM

The Refugee Crisis: Too little compassion or too much? 2015 Sakharov Debate

10 December 2015
Images of children washed up on a beach, newly erected border fences, and citizens welcoming arriving refugees in train stations have been populating our screens. They appeal to our compassion, but they also raise warnings of a populist backlash. This year’s Sakharov debate looks at Europe’s refugee crisis, and the response of the EU and its Member States to it. What remedies have been sought and why has an adequate response proved so elusive? Why and how have our various governments, and societies reacted so differently? How can one member state take in 1.5 million people and others next to none? What arguments are being made in favour of helping, or not helping, refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere? More...

Starts: Dec 10, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Thomas Piketty and Naomi Klein

14 December 2015 
Thomas Piketty is arguably the most influential writer on inequality in the world today, and Naomi Klein, 'one of the most high-profile social activists' today (Rosie Scammel, The Observer). They will encounter each other for the first time on 14 December to open the conference Socialism, Capitalism and the Alternatives: Lessons from Russia and Eastern Europe with two keynote lectures and a debate, chaired by Paul Mason. The conference is part of a series of events, workshop, and seminars celebrating the Centenary of UCL's School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES). Register now to avoid disappointment. More...

Starts: Dec 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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Opportunity: UCL Public Policy secondment

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UCL Public Policy has established a scheme of part-time secondments for UCL researchers to spend time in Government departments or other policy organizations for a period of 3–6 months.

Media Translation and Accessibility in the EU

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We are pleased to announce that this year long project, funded by the European Institute's Junior Research Forum (JRF), has launched a new website. 

Interview: From Enslavement to Empowerment

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12 October 2014
The Journal Malmoe has interviewed Dr. Nathaniel Coleman (UCL) and Jeanette Ehrmann on the occasion of a recent event with academics and activists on the International Day for Reparations Related to Colonialism. Part of a year-long research project funded by the European Institute, the interview focuses on building a bridge from enslavement to empowerment of African people.

New call for Junior Research Forum

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8 December 2014
We are pleased to announce a new call for proposals for funding. Via our Junior Research Forum we offer funding to UCL postgraduate students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral follows to pursue collaborative projects on Europe and the European Union.

Europe: Six decades of strife and controversy for UK

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17 November 2014
Britain's membership to the EEC was originally motivated by the perceived practical benefits for Britain rather than by a belief in the ideals of a closer political and economic union. Sir Stephen Wall, formerly Chair of the UCL EI Advisory Board and of UCL Council, explains how suspicion and political necessity still underwrite the discourse on EU membership.

PADEMIA workshop in Vienna: Call for Proposals

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15 December 2014
The call for Proposals for the next workshop hosted by PADEMIA is now out. The topic of the latest workshop to be held in Vienna, is ‘Rethinking Representation? The Changing Environment for Parliamentary Democracy’.

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